A black and white photo of Julia Rone. She has long hair and a cotton scarf

Dr Julia Rone has been jointly awarded funding to integrate the study of Eastern and Central Europe with mainstream European Political studies.

Dr Julia Rone, Research Associate at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, has been jointly awarded UACES Research network funding with Dr Eli Gateva (University of Oxford) and  Dr Emilija Tudzarovska (Charles University, Prague/Czech Academy of Sciences).

The funding will be used to launch a new network: ‘Rethinking Europe’s East-West Divide’.

The network aims to overcome disciplinary siloes and fully integrate the study of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) into mainstream European Politics and European Union Studies. Their term as convenors will last for three years, running from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026.

With a view to building an inclusive interdisciplinary community, the network will bring together a diverse group of scholars at various stages of their careers; with expertise in political science, history and political economy; based in more than 20 institutions across 14 countries.

To mark the launch of the network, the Department of Politics and International Relations at Oxford are hosting two day conference. Julia Rone and her co-conveners will be hosting a number of thematic panels and events.

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